Mummers Mardi Gras

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Saturday, February 18th, 2017
11 AM - 2PM

About Mummers Mardi Gras and ADVENT are excited to bring the Philadelphia Mummers to Main Street in Manayunk. Don't miss out on the biggest family-friendly Mardi Gras celebration in the city! Attendees will be treated to numerous performances from the most prominent string bands parading down Main Street. This winter spectacular event will allow families to enjoy all the pageantry of the Mummers in the quaint neighborhood setting of Manayunk.

The day-long celebration will not only provide excitement for Manayunk, but will contribute exposure and raise money for one of the greatest traditions in Philadelphia: The Mummers! The date is set for Saturday, February 18th (Rain Date: Sunday, February 19th). The parade route will start at Shurs Lane at 11AM and proceed down the length of Main Street. After the parade, we encourage all attendees to visit participating restaurants, which will serve as String Band Clubhouses for the afternoon.

This a wonderful Saturday celebration for friends and families that wish to delight their children with the true spirit of the Mummers. Enjoying the dynamic sounds of the string bands will make for a perfect Saturday for both residents and visitors to the Philadelphia area!

2017 String Band Performers + Clubhouses

Woodland String Band - Mad River Bar + Grille
South Philadelphia String Band - Mad River Bar + Grille
Quaker City String Band - JD McGillicuddy's
Uptown String Band - Mad River Bar + Grille
Aqua String Band - Craft Manayunk
Greater Overbrook String Band - Bourbon Blue
Broomall String Band - Castle Roxx
Durning String Band - Mad River Bar + Grille

Polish American String Band - Mad River Bar + Grille
Ferko String Band - Mad River Bar + Grille
Hegeman String Band - Mad River Bar + Grille
Duffy String Band - Mad River Bar + Grille
Avalon String Band - Smokin' John's Barbeque
Fralinger String Band - Mad River Bar + Grille
Greater Kensington String Band - Bourbon Blue
Pennsport String Band - Mad River Bar + Grille

Support the Mummers

Look out for the "bucket brigade" during the parade! Your generous support of the "I Am A Mummer" program will help ensure that this 115-year-old, unique Philadelphia tradition will continue to entertain and delight future generations. 100% of your gift will go to the Philadelphia String Band Association.

Visitor Information

Main Street will be closed to cars between Shurs Lane and Green Lane between 9AM - 1:30PM.

Getting Here

Although our Main Street parking lots will be inaccessible after 9AM, you can park at the Green Lane lot. We also encourage our parade-goers to use SEPTA (Manayunk-Norristown Line) or a ride-sharing service. Mummer's Mardi Gras has partnered with Lyft, the ride sharing platform, to offer discounted rides to and from the parade on Saturday! New users can use code MMG17 to enjoy $10 off their first ride. The SEPTA Main Street Detour can be found below. Buses will be rerouted to Ridge Ave., so it is best to get off the bus at the Wissahickon Transfer Station and walk into town via Main Street. The weather will be nice, so walking is encouraged.

Route 35: Southbound via Manayunk:
R- Leverington R – Ridge
Regular route

North Bound Via Ridge
Left on Leverington, Right on Umbria
Regular Route

Check SEPTA website/mobile app for updates.


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Sponsorship Information

Do you want to promote your business? Sponsor Mummers Mardi Gras! Email for more information.

Press Information

Please contact for parade press opportunities and interviews.

2017 Parade Sponsors





Parade Photos

Photography by JPG Photography